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June Newsletter 2019

June 2019 Newsletter

Look & Sea cafe will be opening for the “season” around the third week of this month so do go

along sometime to welcome back our old gathering place. No news on the tower as yet.

You can also visit our stall for Civic Day on Saturday 22nd June in the High Street outside Sainsburys. If you have paid your subs collect your free copy of Link or pay them there. We will have lots of new information, the chance to do our own survey on the town’s future and we are to have several walks around the town (if only in leaflet form). The survey will also ask how popular having monthly evening/Saturday meetings

We are going to be asking our supporters their views on the proposal to change the name of this society to The Littlehampton Society, while maintaining all our pre sent affiliations. This is because so many of the public think the word Civic implies we are an arm of the District Council, which of course we are not.

With your help, we want to form sub committees starting with an Events sub committee to assist our Events Secretary who is ploughing a lone furrow. This will be only on an as and when basis, would not take up much of your time and you would be under no obligation to attend meetings and so forth. Please give this some thought. If you can give us an hour at any of our events it would be most appreciated, it might even be fun.

We are actively pursuing several possibilities that could lead to the establishment of a town hub somewhere in the town centre, to replace the much missed Tamarisk Centre, and the prospects are a little brighter then before. We now know another party has been granted a lease.

Our next coffee morning will be Friday 5th July when our speaker will be Adam Swain from WSCC on Waste Prevention and Household Recycling.

Remember it is your Society. Your comments, thoughts, ideas and helping hands are so vital.



Unfortunately we have a seen a recent rise in anti-social behaviour in the town, especially with large groups of young teenagers causing problems for residents in the square between River Road and Surrey street and outside the Look & Sea Centre.
One of our members has been monitoring and reporting incidents to the police following advice from ADC.
Unfortunately they need more people to record complaints in order to take further action.
Here are the contact details for logging incidents & making complaints
Matt Rookes
Anti-social behaviour caseworker
Community safety team
Direct line 01903 737672
Mobile 07713 39217
Let’s work together to ensure our streets remain safe for everyone, day or night!
Civic Society News

April Newsletter

April 2019 Newsletter

The Woodland Trust was our guest speaker on 5th April, rather timely in view of the current concern over climate change.  We were given a good overview of the Trust’s work to preserve, replant and aid new plantings of trees and woodlands. They are able to give saplings for group planting projects in certain circumstances.  Another organisation well worth supporting.

Latest on Look & Sea Centre: It is hoped to have the cafe/restaurant up and running under new business management in time for the summer season – a welcome return of a much loved meeting and eating place. The Tower is another matter! Any workable ideas please to Arun D. C. – they could do with some. We objected to The Nelson plans and they went back and redesigned the exterior, making it much more acceptable. Seasonal concessions on the seafront? Not popular with anyone by all accounts so do take any opportunity to register your disapproval. We continue to cast a constructive critical eye on all planning applications.

The year’s Link Magazine will be available in early May and looks to be well up to last year’s standard. Due to the increasing costs of postage we would like some help with circulating copies around our membership, just taking on a few roads would be much appreciated.

Two free talks put on by Littlehampton Heritage Group: if you missed Dr. Sue Berry’s excellent

one hour talk on the history of Littlehampton buildings in January she will be repeating it on Wednesday 26th June at 7.30 pm in the New Millennium Chamber at the Manor House. Before then, on Tuesday 11th June at 2.15 pm Michael Driver of the Construction History Society will give a talk on construction materials used in Littlehampton. Booking closes on Wednesday 29th May, applications to [email protected]  of phone 01903 732063.

Diary dates: Friday 11th May we have a stall at the market.

                      Saturday 15th June, stall at Wick Hall for Sussex Day

                      Saturday 22nd June is Civic Day, still at planning stage

                      Saturday 13th July stall at LOCA, Caffyns Field

                      Saturday 14th September stall at Town Show & Fun Day

We hope to use these events to recruit new supporters as well as promoting our Society.  If you are able to spare an hour or two to talk to people please let us know. We have a gazebo which needs transporting from and to an address in Wick for our events, if you have a car with roof rack or similar transport we would love to hear from you.

Coffee Morning on Friday May 3rd at St Marys Church hall from 10.30 to 12 will have as its speaker Mr Robert Vince of Stagecoach, rebooked after his January cancellation, so get your (polite) questions ready. News, raffle and open forum as usual will follow.

As always, it is your Society and the Committee welcomes input from yourselves; ideas for causes, actions, speakers, events, volunteers, etc.. Potential new supporters warmly welcomed.